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All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Winston Churchill

We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.  Thomas Paine (1737 – 1809), The Crisis, no. 4, September 11, 1777
All it takes for evil men to succeed is for honest men to do nothing.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
Mohandas Gandhi

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.  Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (1900 – 1965), Speech in Detroit, 7 Oct. 1952
If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.   Carl Schurz (1829 – 1906)
The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.    Justice Anthony Kennedy (1936 – )
Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward.   Patricia Sampson

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.  RONALD REAGAN, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981

Freedom would be meaningless without security in the home and in the streets. NELSON MANDELA, speech, April 27, 1995

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. WILLIAM PITT, speech, Nov. 18, 1783

Freedom can be preserved only if it is treated as a supreme principle which must not be sacrificed for particular advantages. FRIEDRICH HAYEK, Law, Legislation and Liberty

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.  ~Napoleon Bonaparte
Liberty has never come from the government.  Liberty has always come from the subjects of it.  The history of liberty is a history of resistance.  ~Woodrow Wilson

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.  ~Felix Frankfurter

I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.  ~Author Unknown

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom.  The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.  ~Thomas Macaulay

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA
The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.
Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice. Unknown Source
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

One Response

  1. End Wage Slavery says:

    “Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice” is a useless platitude that has no business being ranked in the same category as the other quotes above.

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We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in. Thomas Paine

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. RONALD REAGAN,
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My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr
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If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other. Carl Schurz
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The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech. Justice Anthony Kennedy
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Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward. Patricia Sampson
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Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. Thomas Macaulay
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The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free. Henry David Thoreau
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If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington

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